Award winning Raggae musician, Rocky Dawuni who is the first Ghanaian to get a Grammy nomination with his 2015 ‘Branches of the same tree’ album has revealed that Stonebwoy’s Anloga Junction Album has the potential of getting a Grammy Nomination.
Rocky Dawuni speaking in an exclusive interview on GBC Radio Central, with Amansan Krakye said that;
“In the Grammys, getting a nomination is as powerful as getting award itself. It took Ghana about 50 years to get a Grammy nomination so that it won’t be difficult to get another nomination”.
He continued by saying,
“Stonebwoy’s album has the potential and possibility to get a Grammy nomination.
But what we need to know is that with every album you have about 20,000 voting members who are all musicians spread around the world”.
He added, Ghanaian musicians should record songs that portray the positive things in the country to the world and not to be wasting their time to do diss songs.
Rocky Dawuni advised fellow Ghanaian musicians that,
“It is a waste of time to record diss songs, let’s allow our creative works to portray positivity about Ghana to the world. We don’t need to create a wrong impression for the upcoming ones in music with the saying that “you need to fight and be against each other in order to get attention” it’s a wrong move.
He said, if only it is arranged as a play for fun that both artistes agree behind the scenes that we are going to beef each other for competitiveness, then I don’t have any issues with that.
But when it becomes serious that it turns to be full of insults and physical assault then obviously we would be badly influencing children who see these artistes as role models.
It’s high time we put these things behind us and the media should not be buying into those stuffs and focus on things that are positive, he said.
Story by Nana Esi Nhyira